Can a Tooth Crown be Replaced?

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A dental crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is a tooth-shaped restoration that fits over a damaged or weakened tooth.

Crowns are a common and effective way to restore the functionality and appearance of your smile. But if you’ve had a crown for a while, you might be wondering: is it time for a replacement?

This article will explore the factors to consider when replacing a tooth crown, including the cost, lifespan, and signs that indicate a replacement might be necessary.

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The Cost of Replacing a Tooth Crown

The cost of replacing a tooth crown can vary depending on several factors, such as:

  • Material: Crowns can be made from different materials, each with its own price point. For example, porcelain crowns are typically more expensive than metal crowns.
  • Location: Dental fees can vary depending on your geographic location.
  • Dentist’s experience: More experienced dentists may charge slightly higher fees.
  • Complexity of the procedure: Replacing a simple crown is generally less expensive than replacing a crown that requires additional dental work.

Here at Somos Dental, we understand that dental costs can be a concern. That’s why we offer a variety of affordable options for tooth crown replacements, starting at $699.** 

We recommend scheduling a consultation with a dentist to discuss your specific needs and receive a personalized cost estimate.

How Often Do Crowns Need to Be Replaced?

With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years – often between 5 and 15 years. However, several factors can affect a crown’s lifespan, such as:

  • The type of material used: Certain materials, like porcelain, may chip or wear down over time.
  • Your oral hygiene habits: Poor brushing and flossing can lead to decay under the crown, necessitating replacement.
  • Your diet: Chewing on hard objects can damage a crown.
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding): This habit can put excessive stress on a crown and cause it to crack or break.

Do crowns always need to be replaced?

Not necessarily. In some cases, a damaged crown can be repaired, depending on the extent of the damage. 

However, there are some signs that indicate a crown replacement might be the best option:

  • The crown is loose or chipped: A loose crown can irritate the gum tissue and allow bacteria to enter the tooth, leading to decay.
  • The crown is causing pain: Pain around a crown can be a sign of infection or damage to the underlying tooth.
  • The crown is old and worn: Over time, crowns can become discolored or worn down. This can affect their appearance and functionality.

In our clinic in Dallas, Texas, we always advise our patients to schedule a consultation with a dentist if they experience any of these symptoms. 

A dental specialist can examine the crown and determine if a repair or replacement is necessary.

Keeping Your Smile Bright and Affordable

At Somos Dental, we believe everyone deserves a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why we’re committed to providing high-quality dental care at affordable prices.

Convenient locations, quality care: Find Somos Dental in Phoenix & Dallas!

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Feel free to reach out to us at our number 623-869-1091 to ask for more information, or fill out our online form to SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION. Your journey to a beautiful smile begins here.

Somos Dental is here to help. We offer affordable options and experienced bilingual dentists ready to answer your questions and guide you through the process. 

*The price is for patients without dental insurance and when paid is made in 1 single payment.

**The price may be subject to change.

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